Our 8 week old Doberman started limping on one foot. We took him to the vet and they took xrays. Nothing is broken but they said he has a sprain. We kenneled him like they said, gave him his pain meds and 2 days later both feet are affected. He looks so weird when he walks.
I have never seen legs like that either. There is definitely something wrong with the way the legs are growing. I would suggest a referral to an orthopedist and not waste any more time with the regular vet. Your regular vet may not have enough experience dealing with whatever is causing his legs to form like that.
I believe it is defiantly a deformaty issue, and would see an Ortho asap. Something is clearly not right with the way his joints are growing. Have you contacted the breeder? I would right away, and show them those pics. It may or may not be covered in a health guarantee, but the breeder shouldn't definatly know what is going on.
I breed and show Dobies. Although I've never seen it to this extreme, Dobie's legs sometimes are crooked like this in young puppies and they tend to outgrow it. I had a client's pup do this and i was a bit concerned, and within 3 weeks his legs straightened out just fine....but I agree, it looks quite terrible. If this was my pup, I'd continue on as usual and if it doesn't start to correct itself in 4-6 more weeks then I'd seek an ortho consult. I will PM you also with my phone number
So sorry!! The ankles are bent out ward. Not normal. (The picture helped a lot:) You should switch vets and go to that thing every body else is talking about. Since SOME out grow it, I could only wait anther week!
Hilo...if you are not familiar with raising litters, I guess that might be sound advice, however, at least 50% of my pup's legs look like this, although as I said, not this extreme. My advice stands. I would give this pup a few weeks and see if they didn't straighten up as he grew. More harm could be done by a vet who wasn't familiar with Dobes and attempted all kinds of surgeries or devices...Sometimes the breeder knows best, as in horses, a farrier knows bestter than a vet how to treat hoof conditions.(in most cases)